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The Best of Slim Harpo CD

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  • Audio CD (27 July 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Ace
  • ASIN: B000024GFY
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 182,182 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Baby Scratch My Back
  2. I Got Love If You Want It
  3. I'm a King Bee
  4. Little Queen Bee
  5. Shake Your Hips
  6. Te-Ni-Nee-Ni-Nu
  7. Buzz Me Babe
  8. Buzzin'
  9. Rainin' in My Heart
  10. Still Rainin' In My Heart
  11. Late Last Night
  12. Tip On In
  13. Bobby Sox Baby
  14. Don't Start Cryin' Now
  15. I Need Money
  16. Strange Love
  17. Rock Me Baby
  18. Blues Hang-Over

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(1957-70 'Excello') (47:25/18)

Medium 1
Baby Scratch My Back
I Got Love If You Want It
I'm A King Bee
Little Queen Bee (Got A Brand New King)
Shake Your Hips
Te-Ni-Nee-Ni-Nu
Buzz Me Babe
Buzzin'
Rainin' In My Heart
Still Rainin' In My Heart
Late Last Night
Tip On In, Part 1
Bobby Sox Baby
Don't Start Cryin' Now
I Need Money (Keep Your Alibis)
Strange Love
Rock Me Baby
Blues Hang-Over

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Mississippi bluesman James Isaac Moore made the bulk of his recordings at JD Miller's Crowley, Louisiana studio, accounting for the deep, swampy sound and creeping rhythms of his hit singles. Another important influence on the Stones, Harpo's debut 1957 single "I'm A King Bee's" compulsive, chicken-scratch guitar motif became an essential part of their early sound. Although Ace have released a comprehensive series covering Slim's years with the Excello label, this Best Of draws together all the classic singles: "Baby Scratch My Back", "I Got Love If You Want It", "Rainin' In My Heart" (Louisiana pop of the highest order) and "Shake Your Hips" (rolling along with train-chugging intensity, rattling-sticks providing its percussion track). By 1967, he was recording in Nashville, producing even more light-footed material like "Te-Ni-Nee- Ni-Nu" and "Tip On In" ("let me see those fishnet hose", he drawls.). Harpo had it all: a bittersweet soul moan of a voice, a squealing, wounded-hound harmonica sound and a feel for mixing genres that found him picking from country, rock 'n' roll and soul, perfectly placed to be one of the funkiest, most danceable blues performers so far in the music's history. Who knows how much more he would have contributed if not for his sudden early death from a heart attack in 1970. --Martin Longley

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Fantastic Original blues love this CD and I will be getting a couple more. Brilliant
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4 or 5 real crackers here
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Great CD
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Harpo had one of those laid back drawling voices as easy on the ear as Fats Domino or Wilbert Harrison or Jimmy Reed.
However comparisons with the latter are as two exact opposites-Harpo was thoughly normal and had no drink problem.He kept the same wife for over 20 years and was no problem to promoters.Neither was he overtly ambitious-he rarely strayed from the South.
Slim Harpo was first covered in the 50s by Warren Smith on the Sun label but is more famous for the covers made by British artists.His own covers were usually known blues standards.
He proves that you don't have to screech your way through a song and is definitley more important than James Brown in my book
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Had some of these tracks on 45 which I purchase in the 60's. King Bee and Scratch my back are real classics.
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Great no problems at all
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I am very pleased with the cd,You can see why Slim Harpo was such a big influence on such British bandslike The Stones and The Kinks,although well known amongst blues fans,he's not so widely appreciated as the Chicago blues masters like Howlin Wolf and Muddy Waters because he didn't record for bigger labels like Chess.His style is influenced by other Louisiana based artists like Lasy Lester and Frank Frost and of course Jimmy Reed.I think he is a step ahead of these artists,his magnetic singing style and impeckable clean harmonica playing make him stand out...This cd is a great introduction to him and my only gripe is that there weren't enough tracks,but for the price its well worth it.
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Very pleased with this CD! Love the songs especially the original version of King Bee. In fact it is playing as I type!
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